Enter Shikari are today sharing ‘It Hurts’, the second single to be taken from their highly-anticipated forthcoming album A Kiss For The Whole World, which will be released on 21st April via SO Recordings / Ambush Reality.
Listen to’It Hurts’ on streaming services here.
‘It Hurts’ follows January’s earth-shaking lead single ‘(pls) set me on fire’. It brings with it a call to switch up our worldview and reassess the ways in which we judge ourselves – all in a flurry of race-to-the-finish-line intensity. Lead vocalist and producer Rou Reynolds explains:
“It Hurts came to me in a dream. Literally. Melody, chords, and fully-formulated chorus were all part of a dream that, thankfully, remained with me when I woke up. I was hiding under the duvet at 3AM, singing it into my phone, much to the bewilderment of my girlfriend.
Lyrically, It Hurts is about perseverance, and the importance of reframing failure as a fruitful and, in fact, pivotal route to progress. Society teaches us we should avoid and criticise failure, when defeat and honest mistakes can actually present us with insights that light our way forward.
In reality, we should be taught that simply to try makes us more than enough.”
Pre-order A Kiss For The Whole World here.
Limited formats of the new album come packaged with the Live From Alexandra Palace 3 album & DVD, recorded live in December 2021 at the band’s sold out 10,000 capacity London show.
Enter Shikari also announced a run of very special album release shows across Europe and the US, as well as special 2023 UK residency shows to take place through Feb, March and April. Many of the pre-sale tickets sold-out in a matter of seconds. Only a few now remain.
Reynolds explains their thinking behind the residency shows: “It’s hard to do anything interesting with live shows today. We wanted to do something different. We’re going to become a local band to five major cities in the UK. It’s going to be interesting to see how the shows evolve every time we return.”
Feb 15 – HERE at Outernet, London, UK – SOLD OUT
Feb 16 – New Century Hall, Manchester, UK – SOLD OUT
Feb 17 – KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton, UK – SOLD OUT
Feb 19 – SWX, Bristol, UK – SOLD OUT
Feb 20 – St Luke’s, Glasgow, UK – SOLD OUT
Mar 14 – New Century Hall, Manchester, UK – SOLD OUT
Mar 15 – St Luke’s, Glasgow, UK – SOLD OUT
Mar 16 – KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton, UK
Mar 17 – HERE at Outernet, London, UK – SOLD OUT
Apr 13 – St Luke’s, Glasgow, UK – SOLD OUT
Apr 14 – New Century Hall, Manchester, UK – SOLD OUT
Apr 15 – KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton, UK
Apr 16 – SWX, Bristol, UK – SOLD OUT
Apr 17 – HERE at Outernet, London, UK – SOLD OUT